Events Management, BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Do you like organising, planning and meeting people? Like the buzz of working to a tight deadline?
  • Our degree will give you professional skills and confidence in organising events globally
  • Our Hospitality, Events Management, and Tourism programmes are ranked No.1 in London (Guardian University Guide 2018).

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Attendance

3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

Course structure

This degree will give you an understanding of the global events industry and help you to develop your career as an event professional. You will gain the skills and confidence to plan, design, deliver and evaluate events.

You will study in London, one of the greatest cities in the world for events, and home to world-class facilities such as ExCeL London and The O2. You will learn from teaching staff with extensive industry experience and connections and have opportunities to gain hands-on experience by working on projects. 

You will be able to volunteer or work on a variety of live events, such as conferences, exhibitions, sporting events, festivals and live music shows. This includes working on a live event project while collaborating with industry and peers to deliver an actual event.

You will learn about event operations, marketing, business management, enterprise and strategy, event finance and event production. 

Ranking

Our Hospitality, Events Management, and Tourism programmes are ranked first in London (Guardian University Guide 2018).

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

Outcomes

The aims of this degree are:

  • To develop the specialist skills you require for a career in events management
  • To develop practical, transferable skills in time management, research and information retrieval, the presentation of information and communication, team work and communication in print and digital forms.

Degree re-structure

This degree was restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends and gives you the opportunity for subject specialisms. (This is standard UK practice across institutions).

The degree structure and courses listed will be updated once these are confirmed.

What you'll study

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Professional Practice (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Events (15 credits)
  • Experience Design and Event Marketing (30 credits)
  • Introduction to the Events Industry (15 credits)
  • Event Finance, Sponsorship and Partnership (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • International Event Management (30 credits)
  • Introducing Public Relations (30 credits)
  • Perspectives on Tourism (30 credits)
  • Principles of Hospitality (30 credits)
  • Mandarin (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish) (30 credits)

Year Two

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Professional Practice 2 (15 credits)
  • Event Production in Practice (30 credits)
  • Sustainable Events (15 credits)
  • Managing the Event Workforce (15 credits)
  • Research Methods (MET) (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Strategic Management of Corporate Events (30 credits)
  • Cultural and Community Events (30 credits)
  • Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality (30 credits)
  • Social Psychology and Persuasion for Communications (30 credits)
  • Mandarin (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish) (30 credits)

Optional Work Placement Year

Year Three

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Contemporary Issues in Events Management (30 credits)
  • Event Policy and Regulation (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Consultancy Project (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (MET) (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Tourism and Public Policy (30 credits)
  • Event Venue Management (30 credits)
  • Corporate Communications (15 credits)
  • Brand, Consumer and Technology PR (15 credits)
  • Tourism and International Development (15 credits)
  • Financial Planning and Revenue Management for Hospitality (30 credits)
  • Mandarin (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish) (30 credits)

Part time 

The courses listed above will be split across six years.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements during Clearing

The University of Greenwich is taking applications for a range of courses during Clearing 2018. If you are not already holding an offer you can apply through Clearing now, call us on 020 8331 9000.

You can find all the programmes available during clearing on our clearing listings page.

What people say

"Within the Business School of the University of Greenwich, on a daily basis we are given opportunities via e-mails from our tutors and our lecturers to enable us to access the industry."

Daniel Hall
BA Hons Events Management

"My degree quickly gave me the confidence and communication skills an event manager requires."

Dan Cooper
BA Hons Events Management

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed though:

  • Portfolios
  • Examinations
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Group presentations
  • Live events
  • Dissertation
  • Consultancy reports.

Careers

Graduates from this degree have the skills required for events management careers in a variety of areas, such as corporate events, weddings, conferences, incentive travel or music, and sporting, local authority and community events. Other opportunities are available in the wider hospitality, tourism, marketing and PR industries.

Work placement

The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies they also offer a range of internships, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

The sandwich year (work placement) will appear as a 30-credit course on your Diploma if completed successfully.

Internship

In addition to a placement, you can also do internships during your summer breaks. These will appear on your graduate diploma, showcasing your experience to employers.

Experience abroad 

You can participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 

Employability

You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries.

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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